A man holds up a sign featuring an altered Google logo during a House Judiciary Committee hearing with Google CEO Sundar Pichai in Washington in December 2018. Photo: Bloomberg
Graeme Maxton
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The View by Graeme Maxton

What Amazon, Facebook, Google and other US tech companies are really after in China – data, not just market access

  • American tech companies want to offer cloud services in China so they can gain access to data on Chinese consumers. Beijing fears this allows US firms a way to influence opinions on more controversial subjects

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A man holds up a sign featuring an altered Google logo during a House Judiciary Committee hearing with Google CEO Sundar Pichai in Washington in December 2018. Photo: Bloomberg
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